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Nissan Details North American 2013MY GT-R, Sales Start in January Next Year [74 Photos]

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Earlier today, we brought you news on the European and Japanese specification versions of the refreshed 2012 GT-R, and now it's time for the skinny on the North American variant that will go on sale on January next year as a 2013 model year car.

The refinements for the updated N.A. GT-R are more or less the same with its Euro counterpart and are highlighted by the changes to the 3.8-liter bi-turbo V6 that include improved intake efficiency, reduced airflow resistance through an enlarged air intake duct for the intercooler, and improved exhaust emissions efficiency.

As a result, the 2013MY GT-R is rated at 545-horses and 463 lb-ft, an increase of 15HP and 15 lb-ft over the outgoing model.

Additionally, Nissan engineers have refined the transmission and retuned the suspension, while a handmade dry carbon rear spoiler has been added to the GT-R Black Edition model.

Other changes include the addition of a new blue lighting treatment inside the tachometer ring, while a RearView Monitor, Nissan Navigation System with XM NavTraffic with Real-Time Traffic Information and NavWeather capabilities, and Bluetooth Hands-free Phone System, are now standard on both the GT-R Premium and the GT-R Black Edition models.

Unfortunately, the U.S. won’t be getting the lighter and more hardcore GT-R Track edition.


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7 Comments:

Jack said... »November 07, 2011

it can be the fastest car in the world, it's still not a nice car to look at...
and the dash..even worse.
They know how to build them, but design them...NO WAY..they should get together with the Italians, Coz they can design but Not Build...that would be good team work

George Presic said... »November 07, 2011

I must say yes and no I would still buy it the way it looks now but if Nissan and the Italians would team up that would be great, but it would make the car cost $120 -$130 just so it can look great and maybe the car would drop 200 too 300 pounds..
 

Pureworx said... »November 07, 2011

as much as i love the GTR i cant help but feel the true Godzilla was the R33 GTR it was over the top assisted by tech as this one... my opinion it was the best balance between mechanical and electrical wizardry! 


PS i hate European over priced poor built spontaneously combustive exotica

Jealous Dude said... »November 07, 2011

Great car but it is starting to get stale...

Neilson B said... »November 08, 2011

The car just looks beautiful in the main pic. Love the color.

Love it said... »November 16, 2011

Some people say the GT-R is ugly.
The GT-R is a weapon, and killing is an ugly job.
Saw that somewhere on the web.

In my opinion, I love it. It's the car I hope to buy in the future.

lesliedelazo said... »December 13, 2011

Oh! I like this car. Very eye catching. I think this will be the fastest cars in the world. I'm so exited to see it personally.

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